This 99 word piece was written for the Carrot Ranch challenge “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you are in absolute danger?“ Not sure what would be the the first thing in my mind in that situation but I know what was in Mum’s.
My Mum was a stickler for cleanliness. One day she said to me, ‘Goodness, there’s enough dirt in your ears to grow potatoes.’ So she did. I missed a lot that the teacher said because of those King Edwards in my earholes.
She would always ask if I had clean underpants on. She said she’d die of embarrassment if I got run over by a car and the doctors saw that I had skidmarks on my undies. Forget any inconsolable grief. She wanted to be able to hold her head high when she went to pick up my body.